Homemade Pancake Syrup

Syrup is one of the things we’ve run out of this month. This simple syrup cooks up in minutes. Chances are you already have most of the needed ingredients sitting in your cupboard. If you don’t happen to have maple flavoring, don’t sweat it. Believe it or not, this recipe tastes great even without the maple.

Homemade Pancake Syrup


1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1-1/2 cups water
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon maple flavoring (optional)

In a saucepan, combine the sugars, water and corn syrup; bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 7 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in maple flavoring and vanilla. Cool for 15 minutes. Serve over pancakes, waffles or French toast. This recipe makes about 3 cups and can be stored in a bottle in the cupboard just like store-bought syrup.

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